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Former President of India family declared illegal immigrants in Assam

The family was unable to trace their legacy data, joining 40 lakh other applicants excluded from the draft.

The fifth president’s nephew, 55-year-old Jiauddin Ahmed, his wife Akima Begum and sons Habib Ali Ahmed and Wajed Ali Ahmed are residents of Kalamoni Barhampur near Rangia in Kamrup district.

They could not apply for their names to be included in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) as they could not trace their family’s legacy data or any similar document despite checking with their relatives across Assam, the sources said.

Jiauddin’s family visited their relatives in places such as Barpeta, Goalpara, Abhayapuri and Rangia in search of their legacy data but failed to procure any document that can be attached with their application as mandated in the NRC procedure, they said.

Jiauddin is the son of late Ikramuddin Ali Ahmed, brother of the former president.

Ziauddin Ali Ahmed, a nephew of the former President, said on Tuesday his name and some of his family’s name do not feature in the final draft of Assam’s NRC

The final draft of the NRC said 2.89 crore of 3.29 crore who applied are considered citizens of the country


The final draft of the NRC said 2.89 crore of 3.29 crore who applied are considered citizens of the country. Assam’s NRC state coordinator told the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday that of the more than 40 lakh people not in the final draft + , as many as 37.59 lakh names have been rejected and 2.48 lakh names have been put on hold.

The process for making claims and objections will begin on August 30 and continue till September 28. The top court told the Union government on Tuesday to prepare a standard operating procedure to provide a fair mechanism to deal with claims and objections of people who have been excluded.
A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman asked the Centre to place the standard operating procedure to deal with claims of those excluded from NRC before SC on August 16.

The NRC coordinator, Sailesh, who released the final draft on Monday in Guwahati, emphasised that “this is just a draft, and not the final list. The people who are not included can make claims and objections”.

Source: TheWire

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